Italian Word of the Day:


Cannuccia is noun that means "drinking straw" in Italian.

The meaning of today's Italian word

The word is the diminutive of canna, which means reed or cane, no doubt because of the similarity in their appearance.

Origin of the Italian word of the day

Note that the plural isn’t spelled cannuccie with an i but cannucce. This is because the -cia ending is preceded by a consonant, not a vowel.

The meaning of today's Italian word

Example sentence:

Preferisco bere con la cannuccia.

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I prefer to drink with a straw.


By extension, cannuccia can denote anything with a similar long tubular form, such as the barrel of a pen that houses the ink reservoir.

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